Seattle Personal Injury Lawyers
If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s carelessness or wrongdoing, you may need a Seattle personal injury lawyer. Premier Law Group is Washington’s premier personal injury law firm. We are best described as a down-to-earth team, dedicated to exceptional client service, specializing in personal injury law, and committed to our communities – guaranteed. This page answers frequently asked questions and lists common types of cases. It also explains what to do to protect your claim and how Premier Law Group can help.
Why File A Personal Injury Claim?
Injuries can cost you in many ways and these costs are not always immediately apparent. For starters, there are usually medical expenses associated with treating the physical injury. It’s important to note that you may not experience the full expression of an injury until days, weeks, or even months after an accident. Other costs may relate to time off work, decreased or lost earning capacity, continued medical care, and equipment to accommodate your injury. There’s also pain and suffering. Although there is no substitute for health, a personal injury claim may compensate you for these troubles.
How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer?
The personal injury lawyers at Premier Law Group work on contingency fee. This means that we charge a percentage of the monetary compensation you receive once we settle or win your case. If we don’t settle or win your case, there’s no legal fee. Generally, people prefer contingency fee arrangements because they don’t have to pay money up front.
Do You Have A Personal Injury Case?
In theory, if you were injured because someone else was negligent, you have a case. This is based on negligence laws in Washington State. Our laws define negligence as failure to exercise duty of care. This is the type of care that an average and reasonable person would use under the circumstances.
The best way to learn whether you have a case is by consulting a Seattle personal injury lawyer. At Premier Law Group, we offer free initial consultations to injured people. Call 206.285.1743 today to schedule a free consultation.
What Can You Recover In Your Case?
The reality is, it’s impossible to know exactly what you can recover until you reach a certain point in your case. We can estimate the value of a personal injury case when your treatment is complete and we have a thorough understanding of the accident’s long-term consequences. Keep in mind that every case is different because every accident and every body is different. How an event impacts you is different from how it impacts someone else, even if you both have the same injury, like a broken leg.
You may be eligible to receive compensation for any of the following damages:
- Current and future medical bills related to your injury
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent injury or disability
- Mental anguish and emotional trauma
- Special equipment needed to accommodate your injury
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Diminished earning capacity
- Wrongful death
- And more
Common Types Of Personal Injury Cases
The Seattle personal injury lawyers at Premier Law Group have extensive experience handling all of the following. Click the links to learn more about each.
Car Accidents: Car accidents are probably the most common type of personal injury case in Seattle. Accidents that involve distracted driving, drunk driving, reckless driving, defective car parts, and poor vehicle design may all qualify as personal injury cases. You may also have a personal injury case if you were a passenger or pedestrian in a road accident.
Bicycle Accidents: Seattle is a great city for cyclists. Unfortunately, they are often the victims of road accidents. Because cars are so much bigger and more powerful than bicycles, collisions between the two usually don’t end well for those riding bicycles. Accidents resulting from road disrepair or unsafe traffic patterns may also qualify for personal injury compensation.
Motorcycle Accidents: People driving motor vehicles like cars and trucks often fail to notice motorcyclists. The difference in size between a car or truck and a motorcycle means that motorcyclists typically suffer grave injuries. Even if the other driver did not see you, they are still responsible for your accident.
“I’ve engaged with Kristina Ohlinger as my point of contact at Premier Law Group for my case related to personal injury from auto accident. Its been an excellent experience working with Kristina. She is experienced, knowledgeable, professional, responsive and pleasant to work with. She consistently shows compassion for her clients and is passionate for her work! The entire team at Premier Law Group is fantastic. Premier Law Group response promptly and answers all of my questions. I highly recommend Kristina and Premier Law Group as your legal representation!” –Google review from R.A.
Truck Accidents: Seattle is a national trading port. This means there are a lot of tractor-trailers coming into and leaving the area. The size of tractor-trailers can make them a dangerous presence on the road. If you are injured in an accident with a tractor-trailer, you may be entitled to compensation by the driver, trucking company, or even vehicle manufacturer. These can be complex cases that require you to hire a Seattle personal injury lawyer.
Pedestrian Accidents: Pedestrians have the right of way over bicycles and motor vehicles. If you are struck and injured, the driver is often at fault for failing to “exercise due care” by texting, talking on a cell phone, speeding, or driving under the influence.
Premises Liability Accidents: Situations involving a fire, chemical leak, porch or deck collapse, swimming pool accident, or insufficient security may warrant a personal injury claim. Hazardous property cases may also involve amusement park malfunctions, protruding nails, flooding, fallen tree limbs, escalator malfunctions, and other unsafe property conditions.
Slip and Falls: If unsafe property conditions such as ice-coated sidewalks or wet floors caused you to slip, fall, or trip and injure yourself you may deserve compensation. This is especially true if the property owner was aware of the hazard and did not attempt to fix it.
“I have been working with Aubrey since early June. So far she had been nothing but EXCEPTIONAL!!! Every time I have inquiries about my claim, she’s always been graciously proactive and very professional in dealing with all my concerns… Audrey goes above and beyond in her efforts to reach out to me. I’ve always felt comfortable knowing that she’s gonna advocate what’s best for her client. I am truly grateful for all what she has done so far. She’s definitely a GEM!!!” –Oscar Estaris
Family Members Who May Need A Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer
Child Injuries: Injuries involving anyone under 18 years of age require that a parent or guardian file the personal injury claim in their name. Examples of child injury claims include any of the case types above. They also include medical negligence and improper or insufficient care at daycare or school. Injuries to children and minors often have long-lasting consequences and impact the entire family.
Wrongful Death: Wrongful death cases are situations where someone has died because of someone else’s negligence. There may be medical bills, funeral expenses, and a dramatic change in future income from lost wages. The right Seattle personal injury attorney can help you cover expenses and ease the financial stress in such a difficult time.
Nursing Home Negligence And Abuse: Nursing home management and staff sometimes fail to implement or uphold clear standards. When this hurts a loved one, it may be grounds for a personal injury claim. Nursing homes should also have reliable policies and procedures to prevent abuse from happening. If a loved one was hurt or abused in a nursing home, a Seattle personal injury attorney may be able to help.
“Working with Jason and Danielle was great. They got the best settlement that I could have hoped and were always easy to communicate and work with. Jason is very straight forward and direct which is really fantastic to have on your side.” –Jeff Holden
While I never would have to go through the injuries again, having gone through it they made the best process
Dog Bites And Other Animal Attacks: In Seattle, pet owners are liable for injuries as well as property damage caused by their animals. Victims of animal attacks may face expensive medical bills, emotional trauma, and even permanent injury or disfigurement. Infections such as rabies and MRSA are an additional factor. Frighteningly, children are commonly victims of animal attacks.
Construction Site Injuries: Construction site injuries are surprisingly common. You may need help from a Seattle personal injury lawyer if you were injured while working on a construction site or if a loved one was killed on the job. This is a complicated area of the law.
“Excellent advice, friendly caring office, quick responses from everyone on the team, highly recommend.” –Robin Clark
What Should You Do Now?
The most important thing to do is to focus on your health. Attend all of your medical appointments and be sure to follow your doctor’s instructions to get as healthy as possible.
If possible, write down everything you can remember about your accident. This includes the circumstances leading up to your accident, the circumstances of the accident itself, and its aftermath. Continue writing about appointments and related experiences so you have a record of how the accident has affected your life.
You’ll also want to speak with a Seattle personal injury lawyer. With enough information, they’ll be able to say whether you have a case and what it may be worth. Premier Law Group offers free initial case evaluations for injured people. Part of our mission is to ensure that everyone who contacts us becomes more informed about their legal options – whether we represent them or not. Call 206.285.1743 to schedule a free consultation.
“It was my first time seeking legal help in my life and this place was very prompt and efficient in giving advice. The session was very informative and gave me a clear a picture on what to do next. Will definitely be back if there is any other issues or legal advice I need clarification or help with.” –Brian Wong
The Only Personal Injury Law Firm In Washington That Offers A TRIPLE Guarantee
At Premier Law Group, we promise three things. First, when you contact us about your personal injury matter, you’ll speak directly with an attorney – not just a receptionist or intake specialist. We’ll be upfront about whether you even need an attorney to settle your claim. Second, if we decide to work together, we’ll provide a “premier” client experience. That means you get personalized service and VIP treatment. Third, you don’t pay a penny unless we win your case. That’s our “zero fee guarantee”.